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"We need to create a political front to think ahead and have an alternative project to the bourgeoisie," says Stedile

In an interview with Brazil de Fato, João Pedro Stedile, national MST leader, analyzes the moment experienced by the Brazilian society and points out the challenges that the progressive sectors must face: "Do not move yet to build an alternative program."

Battle of Ideas: 2015 The Year of Political Education

To train for struggle and for life. Besides engaging in struggle, the MST believes that to build a more just society, the activists and the base must study. So 2015 will be the year of the political education of the Movement and the battle of ideas.

In the view of Geraldo Gasparin, from the MST training sector, political education fulfills an important task for the organization. In each historical moment, it creates the subjective conditions for the Movement to meet its goals.

The Situation of Agrarian Reform, the Politics and the Urgency for Solutions

MST informa

Dear Friends of the MST,

We came to your presence to inform you of some very important recent events that happened in the struggle for Brazilian Agrarian Reform, and the situation in the countryside in general.

In recent years, capital has been implementing the model of agricultural production of agribusiness that we have denounced as perverse to the interests of the Brazilian people. A model based on monoculture, intensive use of poisons that contaminate food, unemployment and the expulsion of the rural population. A model that destroys biodiversity and has serious consequences for the climate balance.

Despite its perverseness, which gives profit only to a minority of farmers and 50 transnational companies that dominate Brazilian agriculture, it achieved hegemony through the media, which influences the government and society claiming that this is the only possible model for production.

Behind this ideological hegemony, protected by the media, also hides landlordism, unproductive, that continues accumulating land with more archaic methods.

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